Kool Kicks

Kool Kicks

Kool Kicks

Kool Kicks

Kool Kicks

Okay, ladies… it’s time to tuck those high-heel sneaker wedges in the back of your closet and give your classic Chuck Taylor’s their own comfy corner to rest in. This Spring and Summer it’s all about trading in your favorite tennis shoes for something called “Kool Kicks.”

The latest and greatest in the relaxed sports shoe craze is basically a recreation of the 1976 old school Vans “Slip-On.” The shoe, originally called “The #44,” was made popular by professional skateboarders and BMX riders in Southern California.

Fast forward almost thirty years later and the fashion world is adhering itself to the same style. “Kool Kicks” have a thick, white rubber bottom that hugs up the side of the shoe, creating a boat-like effect.

They come in a plethora of different colors and prints. My favorite “Slip-On” is designed by ASH. I love how they mix and match muted animal prints and then pop the heel tab with bright colors. It’s definitely a fashionable way to funk up your shoe wardrobe.

Want more sneaker action? For my full Alley Oop of an article click here: www.wsvn.com or to buy the “Kool Kicks” by ASH, pictured in the blog, click here: www.kokopalenki.com

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 , , ,

The Softer Side of Structured Fashion (Featuring Donna Karan)

The Softer Side of Structured Fashion (Featuring Donna Karan)

The Softer Side of Structured Fashion (Featuring Donna Karan)

The Softer Side of Structured Fashion (Featuring Donna Karan)

The Softer Side of Structured Fashion (Featuring Donna Karan)

Fashion designer Donna Karan made a stop in Miami recently, to launch her shop-in-shop at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bal Harbour. She showed off her 2014 Spring collection at the SLS Hotel on South Beach. I had the chance to get up-close and personal with the style icon, who told me about her new line, gave some great fashion advice and even ribbed me about wearing uncomfortable shoes!

Click here to read the article: www.wsvn.com or browse her new collection, that’s sure to inspire the beautiful bohemian babe inside of you www.donnakaran.com.

The Perfect Pair of Pants (boyfriend style)

The Perfect Pair of Pants (boyfriend style)

The Perfect Pair of Pants (boyfriend style)

The Perfect Pair of Pants (boyfriend style)

The Perfect Pair of Pants (boyfriend style)

I love skinny jeans, but it’s nice to change it up every now and then with the ever-so popular boyfriend pant. They’re cool, comfortable and classy and if you pair them with the right top like, say, a beautiful, body hugging, bedazzled white tank, you’ve easily got a sexy, sophisticated look.

This is the type of trend that’ll never go out of style, simply because it’s so reminiscent of boyfriends gone by. Don’t believe me? Take a fashionable walk down memory lane as I talk about past loves and why “The Perfect Pair of Pants (boyfriend style)” will compliment any wardrobe. Just click here: www.wsvn.com or, to purchase the uber-fab, comfy boyfriend pants I’m sporting in the blog, click here: www.kokopalenki.com

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 ,

The Elegant Espadrille

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If you’re looking for an easy way to transition your shoe wardrobe into Spring, “The Elegant Espadrille,” is the perfect fit. Not only is it cool, classic and comfy, it’s relaxed and regal (in a Hampton’s kind of way,) too.

The most popular espadrille slip-on this season is one with a nautical flair. Which is perfect for me, because for whatever reason, this kind of shoe always sends me into a beachside daydream. Click here: www.wsvn.com to read more about my dreamy weekend rendezvous in this romantic, ready-to-go anywhere shoe.

Love the “anchors away’ look in the blog? Click here www.kokopalenki.com to sail away with your own pair.